Asphalt needs maintenance to extend the life of the surface. Asphalt also needs a number of different repairs and other methods of maintenance. One of the many methods used to extend the life of the asphalt is with Resurfacing. Resurfacing is an important part of asphalt maintenance. There are several steps to the asphalt resurfacing process. To better understand how important asphalt resurfacing is, Andersen Asphalt & Striping would like to share the process of asphalt resurfacing.
How Do You Prepare an Asphalt Driveway or Pavement for Resurfacing?
The first step in resurfacing the asphalt is of course, the preparation. In preparing the site for asphalt resurfacing, all handicapped access points will be repaired or removed and then replaced. As the site is being prepared, it is important to send notices to all of the tenants and people of the upcoming repairs and maintenance. Utilities on the site might need to be turned off and or protected to ensure they are not damaged during resurfacing.
The process of resurfacing asphalt can take several days. In fact a few days before the asphalt is resurfaced, the milling process will take place. Milling involves removing the top layer of the old asphalt. Milling often takes one work day, depending on the size of the asphalt site. If needed, some utilities may need to be adjusted and or properly realigned with the asphalt road or parking lot.
Asphalt Pavement Repairs
The layer underneath the asphalt is the pavement. Once the upper layer of old asphalt has been removed is the best time to repair the pavement layer. If any of the pavement layer has been damaged, it will need to be repaired now before the next step of the resurfacing process takes place. The crew will fill in and repair the cracks and other damage with a sealer.
Once the site has been prepared, milled, and any damage repaired, it is time to resurface the asphalt. Resurfacing includes applying multiple layers. The first is a sticky tack coat. The sticky tack coat helps to hold the repairs of the pavement surface and strengthens the upper layers of asphalt. The next step is applying the asphalt which is laid with the use of a paving machine. Laying the asphalt can take a few days to complete and for the asphalt to cure.
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Once the process is complete, you essentially will have brand new asphalt. Resurfacing is done when the asphalt reaches a certain age and sealcoating isn’t quite enough to repair the asphalt. Of course roads and parking lots will need the markings repainted once the resurfacing has been completed. During the life of the asphalt it will need a number of repairs and maintenance. Cracks and potholes will need to be filled in and the surface will need sealcoating. After 15 to 20 years, the asphalt will require resurfacing. Depending on the life stage of your asphalt, you may find it is time to have it resurfaced. If you have questions about asphalt resurfacing or need asphalt services, contact Andersen Asphalt & Striping and schedule our services today.